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Book Clubs and Reading Series

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Woke & Well-Read is going into our third season this fall, facilitated by Tiffany Foxworth. The group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month, from 7 – 8:30 pm.

Woke & Well-Read will look at life through the eyes of African American authors. We will explore some of the legendary greats as well as contemporary favorites and writers who are up-and-coming. Our space will be open and respectful and also unafraid of the heated passions that arise when confronting issues faced by African American communities. The book club is open to everyone, and rooted in Black culture. We welcome diversity because we know that diverse ideas can birth fresh answers. The group expects that some of the books we read will challenge our understanding of our histories, some will explore popular topics in African American communities, and some will make us laugh heartily.

September 18, 2019: 13th by Ava DuVernay (Documentary Film)

October 16, 2019: Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles Blow

November 20, 2019: My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkin Braithwaite

December 18, 2019: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

January 15, 2020: John Woman by Walter Mosley

February 19, 2020: Home Going by Yaa Gyasi

March 18, 2020: still to be chosen

April 15, 2020: Black Girls Must Die Exhausted by Jayne Allen

May 20, 2020: The Mother of Black Hollywood: a Memoir by Jennifer Lewis

June 17, 2020: Hunger by Roxanne Gay

Poetry Aloud & Alive

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Poetry Aloud & Alive is the longest-running reading series at Big Blue Marble. Created by The Mad Poets Society, the series is organized by poets Mike Cohen and Dave Worrell. Each month has a featured reader and an open mic.

The series is usually booked each December for the following year. To find out how to read, contact the Mad Poets Society.

Upcoming Featured Poets

August 25: David Kertis
September 22: Hiram Larew
October 27: Nina Schafer
November 17: Rau Greenblatt
December 15: Mike Cohen and Dave Worrell

Dungeons & Dragons

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Big Blue Marble hosts an ongoing table of players ages 11-14 on saturdays from 1 - 3 pm beginning March 16. 2019.

 D&D is on summer holiday. It resumes on Saturday, September 7, 2019.